Construction activity is underway at One Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District, where the 13-story full-block structure is being renovated and expanded with a new 18-story addition. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green, the project will stand 27 stories and yield 1.4 million square feet of Class A office space. Helping to develop and finance One Madison Avenue’s future are the National Pension Service of Korea and Hines, contributing a grand total of $1.25 billion in construction financing. The property is bound by East 23rd Street to the south, Madison Avenue and Madison Square Park to the west, East 24th Street to the north, and Park Avenue South to the east.
The final steel beam was ceremoniously lifted into place for the addition on 150 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District, in an event attended by leaders of L&L Holding Company and OC Development Management (OCDM). More than 100 construction workers, designers, and engineers were also present for the dedication and signed their names on the beam. The expansion features a two-story, 35,000 square-foot rooftop structure, part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and modernization of the landmarked 11-story building. The entire property will become the new home for Mastercard. STUDIOS Architecture is the design firm behind the project.
In an official groundbreaking event, Anbau Enterprises and COOKFOX Architects have celebrated the start of construction at 39 West 29th Street. The dual-tower, ground-up condominium development will rise 24 stories with a shared central courtyard just west of Madison Square Park.
A vacant lot in the Flatiron District is on its way to getting a new building. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an application for a single-family residence at 34 West 21st Street.
Just how in control of a historic district is the Landmarks Preservation Commission? The answer is very in control, as illustrated by one recent approval in the Flatiron District. Think of the commission as a curator.